Lindemans Framboise | Brouwerij Lindemans

BA SCORE
88
very good
2,798 Ratings
THE BROS
81
good
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brouwerij Lindemans
Belgium
lindemans.be

Style: Lambic - Fruit

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 2.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
2.5-4.0% ABV

Added by Todd on 11-01-2000

BEER STATS
Ratings:
2,798
Reviews:
1,048
Avg:
3.94
pDev:
14.21%
 
 
Wants:
69
Gots:
392
For Trade:
4
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Ratings: 2,798 |  Reviews: 1,048
Photo of freewill35
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of FriedSlug
4.21/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Looks like a glass of raspberry juice with no head. Smells like tart raspberry with a lot of sweetness. Tastes like fresh picked raspberries with a nice tart sweetness. This is a really tasty beer.

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Photo of LeftHanded666
4.18/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of The_Kriek_Freak
4.19/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of gmandurham
4.12/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of NickTheGreat
4.35/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L (4.25) - Almost looks like red wine or cranberry juice. Dark, clear red. Not much head at all, but this bottle was old.
S (4.25) - A subtle yet unmistakable raspberry smell. Not overwhelming, but there.
T (4.5) - Tastes like a sour raspberry beer! Good balance, really. Not crazy sour, but undeniably sour. I didn't get a whole lot of beer malty tastes, but I don't think I should have.
F (4.25) - Fairly easy drinking beer that was carbed about right.
O (4.25) - So this bottle was old. Like 1.5 or 2.5 years old. Had been sitting in fridge for my wife, long forgotten and left for dead. But I got curious. I've had this before, but it really held up. I mean, some of the aroma and carbonation perhaps fell off, but still a great beer.

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Photo of AGust82
4.28/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of lupercmda
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Really sweet.

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Photo of knotes1963
3.42/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Beautiful pour but just way, way to sweet

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Photo of LocusSolus
3.8/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cmbeddoe7997
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of cunning_stunt
4.5/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Foley67
4.56/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of GreyGhost4
3.81/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of singletary
3.58/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of GreatStoutman
4.16/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of illpass78
3.99/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Split a bottle with some pals.

Appearance: A deep, juice-like red. Some pink foam. Looks like what happens when you pour seltzer into juice.

Aroma: Rapsberries. All the raspberries.

Taste: See above. Some pleasant funk. Mostly jammy raspberries and sweet sugar. Juice-like.

Mouthfeel: As fruit juice.

Overall: I'm a fan, but some might find it too sweet. In my opinion it's everything I want from a fruit lambic, though the sweetness is bigger than the funkiness.

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Photo of Dirtinabottle
3.74/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CENTEX_Hooch
3.59/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Stevenw7474
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BeardedWall
3.98/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

The drunkest I have ever been in my life is the night I drank this beer with my friend. The taste is so sweet we assumed (incorrectly) that it was a non-alcoholic and were using it to drink between harder drinks and then later to get sober. I woke up in a stranger's yard.

Story aside, I am a big fan of this beer. The color is very nice. It would make a good color for a painting or something. The smell is pleasant and sticks around the area and the taste is super sweet. Raspberry raspberry and more raspberry throughout. It's about as "yummy" as a beer gets and reminded me more of eating fruit snacks than drinking. If you could spread it on toast it would make a good preserve. The only thing I didn't like about it is that it left (to me) that sort of grit feeling on your teeth you get when eating raspberry.

Obviously not for everyone, but found it to be cheap and pleasant. A beer for those who don't like "beer taste".

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Photo of Zazzi82
3.73/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of q33jeff
3.71/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DaverCS
4.57/5  rDev +16%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours deep red in color. Almost like a raspberry turning from its vibrant red to a bit darker.

Aroma is pure raspberry, raspberry syrup, and raspberry sorbet. It wafts across the room. Amazing! A bit of funk is noted.

Taste is a nice blend between sweet, sour, and a bit of funk. A huge emphasis is on the sweet raspberry notes, but a nice sourness plays through near the finish. Playing almost into the aftertaste is a very mild funkiness that makes this beer unique and draws me back into each sip.

Overall, this is a pure raspberry bomb. A bit too sweet for me , but perfect for non-beer lovers/ fruited beer fans. Very unique and interesting! I see it pairing well with a more rich dark chocolate dessert. It gets a 91.5/100.

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Photo of wpreynolds
3/5  rDev -23.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Lindemans Framboise from Brouwerij Lindemans
3.94 out of 5 based on 2,798 ratings.
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